Hello (Life on Mars vid)

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Title: Hello
Creator: KajaM
Date: November 24, 2008
Length: 02:58
Music: "Hello" by Shakespeare Sister
Genre: character study
Fandom: Life on Mars
Footage: original source material
URL: off line
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"Hello" is a Life on Mars vid by KajaM. It is a character study of Sam Tyler. It was posted to the vidder's LiveJournal on November 24, 2008.

From Vidder's Notes: "My first (and certainly not last) Life on Mars vid is up!!! I found this great, yet weird old classic in my music collection and I noticed that it could work well for a Sam-centric vid with a focus on all his struggles with being stuck in 1973."


This vid was recommended by chamekke on Crack Van on June 24, 2011: "(Live Journal user) lovelet2010 asked recently whether anyone had ever made a LoM fanvid to "Hello (Turn Your Radio On)" by Shakespears Sister. Well, here is kajam's gorgeous 2009 fanvid, recently reposted to YouTube after a 2-year absence. (Note: vid is currently offline as of 31 July, 2012.)

It's a dreamy, haunting, slightly hallucinatory vid showing Sam's bewilderment at being cast adrift in 1973 Manchester. And part of the charm of this vid is how perfectly the lyrics are married to Sam's situation. But what I love the most is the skilful way in which kajam weaves together images and colour, giving the vid the feeling-tone of a photo album found washed up on a seashore. For sure, you won't be able to hear this song again without seeing Sam in your mind's eye."